McDonald’s new strawless lids are driving fans into a frenzy
The fast food chain, McDonald’sis known for Happy Mealsof that McRiband of course the famous breakfast, including McGriddle.
Over the years, the global company has added and removed its menu, sending social media into a frenzy. Now, McDonald’s has divided fans once again with its latest development – strawless lids.
Controversial strawless lids at McDonald’s
The fast-food chain first began testing the strawless lids, which are similar to sippy cup-type cups and similar to the lids used at Starbucks, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, but are now being rolled out to locations across the United States. .
“McDonald’s is currently testing strawless lids for our cold drinks in select markets across the United States,” a McDonald’s spokesperson said. TODAY. “These lids help us optimize our packaging and eliminate the use of small plastics, just one of many solutions we’re reviewing as part of our ongoing global commitment to reduce restaurant waste and promote recycling.”
Like Starbucks, McDonald’s customers can still ask for a straw if they want.
Additionally, McDonald’s states on its website that by 2021, “approximately 82.7% of its primary packaging materials will be from recycled or certified sources,” and the company wants to achieve its goal of being made from 100% recycled or renewable materials by the end of 2025 .
“Our goal is to drastically reduce the amount of plastic in Happy Meal toys and switch to more sustainable materials by the end of 2025.” the company announced. “Since 2018, we’ve reduced the amount of virgin fossil fuel-based plastics in Happy Meal toys worldwide by 24.4%, and we continue to work to source materials for Happy Meal toys from renewable, recycled or certified sources.”
Social Media Shared New Lid Without Straw
The new announcement outraged fans, with many sharing their thoughts on social media.
A fan feels it’s unhealthy like them He tweeted, “This is disgusting 🤮 which means the staff are touching the eyelid the same way they’ve been doing it – with a PASSING hand and now your mouth/lips are directly touching the eyelid. THIS!!!”
Another fan said“Keep it up and CUSTOMERS will be a thing of the past…”
While a Twitter user voiced“That sounds like a new way to pour dangerously hot coffee on me.”
On the other hand, some fans like the new strawless lid. “I’d rather have this (because) straws are unpleasant and bad for the environment,” said one fan He tweeted while another wrote, “In a good damn time. I picked up damn near 5,000 straws along the banks of the Delaware River in a short mile long stretch over the course of a year. #BanPlastics.”
Blast would like to point out that the cups and lids used by McDonald’s are still plastic. Another user pointed this out, writing“From paper cups with plastic straws to strawless and all-plastic cups…”
And one user decided to ask Twitter users, requested “The question is: paper, plastic… or lid?” McDonald’s is moving away from straws and testing its “strawless lid” (sniff cup style). What do you think about the restaurant chain moving away from straws to lids?”
56.4% of respondents reject lids without straw, while 43.6% oppose it, preferring straw.